Over 1100 pupils, staff, governors and invited guests gathered in the school’s Great Quadrangle at 11am on Friday 11 November to remember those who died in the World Wars and other conflicts.
Wreaths were laid at the school’s War Memorial by the Head of School, Will Black; CCF Cadet, Anna Whitmarsh; Captain Oliver Watkins (Windsor 2022-2011) and Flight Lieutenant Oliver Daniels (Jago 2005-2017) representing all past and current Old Silhillian serving officers; President of the Parents’ Association, Julie Jones; President of Saint Martin’s Old Girls Association, Louise Cox; President of the Old Silhillians’ Association, Peter Earl; Chairman of the Governors, Damian Kelly; The Bursar, Richard Bate and Headmaster, David EJJ Lloyd.
A rendition of the Last Post played by Upper Fifth pupil Kieran Bown, followed by a two-minute silence, the Reveille, and a Roll of Honour, before the Headmaster recited the traditional tribute to The Fallen. The Act of Remembrance was also live streamed to 400 Prep School pupils on the Saint Martin’s campus and was followed by a Sixth Form Chapel Service led by Chaplain, Reverend Rachel Hill-Brown.
Solihull School is the leading 3-18 independent co-educational day school in the Midlands. Solihull Prep School is located on the Saint Martin’s campus and Solihull Senior School on the Warwick Road campus.